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Old 09-17-2011, 12:25 AM   #1
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I'm considering brewing a tripel, I've got a weizenbier sitting on its cake right now, "Munich" -- Anyway, thoughts on reusing that cake as a strong starter for a strong tripel?
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Old 09-17-2011, 12:30 AM   #2
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What kind of yeast did you ferment that beer on?
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Danstar Munich Wheat, sorry, I wasnt specific.
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Old 09-17-2011, 01:21 AM   #4
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Not a fan of danstar's "wheat" yeast.... If you do I highly suggest that you wash your yeast.. I have never had "good" results from pitching directly onto a cake. My final product has always been better after washing the yeast and using a nice clean fermenter. Also, if you want a true Tripel you need a Belgian strain.
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My understanding is that this yeast is good for belgian styles as well. What is it about this yeast you find unsatisfactory?
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A tripel is very dependent on using the proper yeast....

You will not get a good tripel with that yeast.
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My understanding is that this yeast is good for belgian styles as well. What is it about this yeast you find unsatisfactory?

I've tried it twice and eventually did a side-by-side comparison vs. Wyeast Weiphen. strain of hefe yeast.. the results were not even close. I got really zero wheat profile from danstar both times. Nottingham is great but in MY opinion their Munich is subpar. I used Fermentis WB-06 dry wheat yeast and it was a very solid yeast. These are all my opinion if you produce a beer that is good then go for it!

I would go with a wyeast 1214 Belgian Abbey so you get a true Tripel style beer. I plan on brewing up a tripel late winter so its ready late spring

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1214, 3522, 1388, or 3787 would be good choices.

I have used them all and they all have different flavor profiles. Different, but all good.
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If you have White labs available then wlp500, 530, or 550 will get you decent results.

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If you have White labs available then wlp500, 530, or 550 will get you decent results.

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Yes they work.According to Mr Malty ...

500=1214
530=3787
550=3522.

I have never used those strains because my LHBS carries Wyeast.
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